Katy Bourne


A Single Woman’s Manifesto

POSTED ON February 14, 2018 | POSTED IN: My Blog | Post A Comment
 

If my ex-husband and I had been able to go the distance, last Wednesday, February 7, would have been our 31st wedding anniversary. Today is Valentine’s Day. The history of my relationships is unimportant. It’s enough to share that I’m uncoupled at present. I have not been in love for a very long time. I ... Read More

Hang On

POSTED ON November 06, 2017 | POSTED IN: My Blog | Post A Comment
 

My original plan was to write a post about what happened on the 36 bus the other night. Two women – myself and one other – were simultaneously harassed by two different men on the same bus at the same time. The story is important and speaks to the ongoing problem that women everywhere experience ... Read More

Our Creative Lives: Resilience

POSTED ON June 23, 2014 | POSTED IN: My Blog | 3 Comments
 

Someone I care a lot about has been going through some hard stuff this past year. She’s taken hit after relentless hit. It’s been brutal. We were talking things over the other day and she wondered out loud “How much more resilience do I have?” Fair question. Knowing her as I do, I’d say she ... Read More

Our Creative Lives: Rejection

POSTED ON February 18, 2014 | POSTED IN: My Blog | 6 Comments
 

  Last week, a local organization announced the finalists for an annual vocal competition that it hosts. These finalists will sing at Jazz Alley for a shot at winning a trip to Japan. Throughout the afternoon after the announcement was made, I received emails and texts from a handful of vocalists, friends who did not ... Read More

8 Characteristics of a Bad Ass

POSTED ON October 28, 2013 | POSTED IN: My Blog | Post A Comment
 

“Haywire” is an action thriller about uber secret agent Mallory Kane, who is double-crossed on a covert mission in Dublin. Throughout the course of the film, she uses mad fighting skills and cool thinking to get out of harm’s way and to exact revenge on the bad guys who are doggedly out to get her. ... Read More

Our Creative Lives: Grit

POSTED ON October 31, 2011 | POSTED IN: My Blog, Our Creative Lives | 2 Comments
 

  Today’s post is about going the distance. Let’s face it: the universe does not always shower us with inspiration and flowers on a daily or, sometimes, even weekly basis. Every artist that I know occasionally goes through periods of seeming stagnation; long stretches of waiting for the phone to ring or the grant monies ... Read More

Our Creative Lives: Inspiration

POSTED ON June 28, 2011 | POSTED IN: My Blog, Our Creative Lives | 10 Comments
 

“Our Creative Lives” is a new blog series dedicated to the examination of the creative experience. Throughout my own evolution as a writer and a vocalist, I’ve often been curious about how other artists think and feel about what they do. I am interested in everything from the inner workings of the creative psyche to ... Read More

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Katy Bourne is a Jazz Singer and Writer.